South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 12

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 2:00 p.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Psalm 97:3B: "Lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles."

Let us pray. Holy God, the light of our lives, bestow Your blessings on these Representatives and staff, as they gather to do the work of the people of this State. Guide them with Your everlasting power to serve with faithfulness and integrity. Look in favor upon our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who work for the good of the people. Protect our defenders of freedom as they protect us. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our men and women who suffer and sacrifice for our freedom. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.

Pursuant to Rule 6.3, the House of Representatives was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America by the SPEAKER.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. DANING moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Michael Jason Dunn, which was agreed to.

REGULATION RECEIVED

The following was received and referred to the appropriate committee for consideration:

Document No. 4727
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 50-13-2011
Term and Conditions for the Public's Use of State Lakes and Ponds Owned or Leased by the Department of Natural Resources
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 24, 2017
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration January 21, 2018

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. SANDIFER, from the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3488 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 55, TITLE 38 SO AS TO ALLOW AN INSURER TO DELIVER, STORE, OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE MET BEFORE A NOTICE OR DOCUMENT MAY BE DELIVERED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, TO REQUIRE THE PARTY TO VERIFY OR ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THE ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED NOTICE OR DOCUMENT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THAT A WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT DOES NOT AFFECT THE LEGAL EFFECTIVENESS, VALIDITY, OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE NOTICE OR DOCUMENT, TO REQUIRE AN INSURER TO NOTIFY THE PARTY OF CERTAIN PRIVILEGES BEFORE SENDING ADDITIONAL NOTICES OR DOCUMENTS SUBJECT TO CONSENT TO RECEIVE CERTAIN NOTICES OR DOCUMENTS, TO ALLOW FOR A PARTY TO ELECTRONICALLY SIGN ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED DOCUMENTS, TO PROTECT A PRODUCER FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM OR INJURY THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF A PARTY'S ELECTION TO RECEIVE A NOTICE OR DOCUMENT BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. SANDIFER, from the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3441 (Word version) -- Rep. Gagnon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 42-9-450 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PAYMENTS OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION BY EMPLOYERS' REPRESENTATIVES MUST BE MADE BY CHECK OR DIRECT DEPOSIT.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3220 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, West, Collins, Felder, B. Newton, Govan, Brown and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-59-175 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES, AND FUNCTIONS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3221 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Collins, Felder, Daning, Govan, Taylor and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-20-90 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND ADOPT A STATEWIDE PROGRAM FOR IDENTIFYING FISCAL PRACTICES AND BUDGETARY CONDITIONS THAT, IF UNCORRECTED, COULD COMPROMISE THE FISCAL INTEGRITY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT AND FOR ADVISING THE DISTRICT ON HOW TO TAKE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS, TO ESTABLISH THREE LEVELS OF FISCAL AND BUDGETARY CONCERNS WITH CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH, AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-20-95 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE AUDITOR TO ADOPT THE STATEWIDE PROGRAM CREATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN SECTION 59-20-90 AND USE IT TO IDENTIFY FISCAL PRACTICES AND BUDGETARY CONDITIONS THAT, IF UNCORRECTED, COULD COMPROMISE THE FISCAL INTEGRITY OF A STATE AGENCY THAT IS ALSO A LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY AND TO ADVISE THE STATE AGENCY THAT IS ALSO A LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY ON HOW TO TAKE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO ENABLE THE STATE AUDITOR TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO IMMEDIATELY ASSUME EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF THE STATE AGENCY THAT IS ALSO A LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY FOR WHICH IT HAS MADE A DECLARATION OF FISCAL CAUTION OR FISCAL EMERGENCY, TO CONTINUE THIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF THE LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY UNTIL THE STATE AUDITOR RELEASES THE STATE AGENCY THAT IS ALSO A LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY FROM THE DECLARATION OF FISCAL CAUTION OR FISCAL EMERGENCY, AS APPLICABLE, AND TO DIRECT THE STATE AUDITOR TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3035 (Word version) -- Reps. Daning, Long, Simrill, Bales, Bradley, G. M. Smith, Weeks, W. Newton, Herbkersman, Jefferson, Mitchell, McKnight, Murphy, Johnson, Yow, Fry, McCoy, Stavrinakis, Loftis, Chumley, Arrington, Bennett, Alexander, Anderson, Gagnon, Kirby, Clyburn, S. Rivers, Davis, Crosby, Cogswell, Sottile, Spires, Atwater, Brown, Gilliard, Mack, Whipper, Martin, B. Newton, Felder, Pope, Taylor, Hixon, Elliott, V. S. Moss, G. R. Smith, Hamilton, Dillard, Robinson-Simpson, Forrester, Allison, Hosey, Hayes, Atkinson, Douglas, Ridgeway, Norrell, Norman, Funderburk, Neal, J. E. Smith, Erickson, Bernstein, Crawford, Henegan, West and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IN-STATE TUITION RATES AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CERTAIN PERSONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES, SO AS TO REVISE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS AND PROVIDE VETERANS WHO EVIDENCE THEIR INTENT TO ESTABLISH DOMICILE IN THIS STATE AND THEIR DEPENDENTS MAY RECEIVE IN-STATE TUITION RATES WITHOUT HAVING ESTABLISHED A PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN THIS STATE, AND TO DEFINE RELATED TERMINOLOGY.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.
Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3237 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Felder and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REPEALING SECTIONS 57-1-460 AND 57-1-470 RELATING TO THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION'S DUTY TO EVALUATE AND APPROVE ROUTING OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUESTS OR EMERGENCY REPAIRS FOR HIGHWAY FACILITIES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION'S DUTY TO REVIEW THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION'S REPORT THAT CONTAINS ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY REPAIR REQUESTS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. DELLENEY, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3406 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 95 OF 2013, RELATING TO THE MAINTENANCE TAX IMPOSED BY THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION ON SELF INSURERS, SO AS TO DELETE AN UNCODIFIED PROVISION THAT TERMINATES THE ACT FIVE YEARS AFTER ITS EFFECTIVE DATE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. DELLENEY, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3036 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, G. R. Smith, Long, Elliott, Collins, Magnuson, G. M. Smith, B. Newton, Pitts, Fry and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT BY THE GOVERNOR, BY AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERM, QUALIFICATIONS, AND FILLING OF A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-3-20 RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. DELLENEY, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3146 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, G. R. Smith, B. Newton, Pitts, G. M. Smith, Daning and Taylor: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE GOVERNOR BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2023, OR UPON A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION AFTER THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS AMENDMENT, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. DELLENEY, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3442 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Felder, Pope, Martin, Norrell, B. Newton, Simrill, Norman, Thayer, Putnam, Clary, Hamilton, Yow, W. Newton, Kirby, Erickson, Knight, Hixon, Elliott and Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY ADOPT A CHILD, SO AS TO ADD CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A NONRESIDENT MAY ADOPT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RIGHT TO FILE A PETITION FOR ADOPTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-750, RELATING TO ADOPTION HEARINGS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. DELLENEY, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3465 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Felder, Martin, B. Newton, Knight, Douglas, Putnam, Simrill, Pope, Norman, Thayer, Clary, Hamilton, Yow, Hixon, Elliott and Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONAL TERMS USED IN THE CHILDREN'S CODE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF A "PARTY IN INTEREST"; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1630, RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION HEARING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE NOTICE IN ADDITIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERMANENCY PLANNING, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF PERMANENCY PLANNING HEARINGS TO CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS, TO ALLOW CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO FILE A MOTION FOR REVIEW OF A CASE AT ANY TIME, AND TO GRANT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS THE RIGHT TO INTERVENE IN A CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT ACTION; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1710, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN EVIDENCE BEFORE SELECTING A PERMANENT PLAN OTHER THAN TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2530, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PETITIONS TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS TO A CHILD, SO AS TO ALLOW A PARTY TO SEEK ADOPTION OF THE CHILD; TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY ADOPT A CHILD, SO AS TO ADD CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A NONRESIDENT MAY ADOPT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RIGHT TO FILE A PETITION FOR ADOPTION; TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-330, RELATING TO CONSENT AND RELINQUISHMENT, SO AS TO ALLOW A PERSON OR AGENCY TO SPECIFY A PERSON TO WHOM CONSENT AND RELINQUISHMENT IS DIRECTED; BY ADDING SECTION 63-9-370 SO AS TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO THE ADOPTION OF A CHILD WHO IS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-750, RELATING TO ADOPTION HEARINGS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARD, SO AS TO CLARIFY CERTAIN RIGHTS OF FOSTER PARENTS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. DELLENEY, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3204 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Long, Magnuson, Elliott, Daning, Pitts, Hixon, Crosby and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-19-10, 2-19-20, 2-19-35, 2-19-70, 2-19-80, AND 2-19-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE COMMISSION'S PROCESS FOR NOMINATING JUDICIAL CANDIDATES FROM THE NOMINATION OF THREE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO THE RELEASE OF A LIST OF ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3572 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR KING ABDALLAH II BIN AL-HUSSEIN OF JORDAN FOR ADVANCES TOWARD HARMONIOUS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS, AND HIS EFFORTS IN FIGHTING TERRORISM, AND PROVIDING REFUGE TO DISPLACED ARAB CHRISTIANS AND OTHER PEOPLES WHO HAVE FLED THEIR COUNTRIES DUE TO GENOCIDAL ATTACKS PERPETRATED BY ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA (ISIS), AND TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE FOR AMICABLE TRADE PARTNERSHIPS EXPERIENCED BETWEEN OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE AND JORDAN.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3573 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO SALUTE HUNTER RENFROW OF THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAM FOR HIS INDISPENSABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO CLEMSON'S SENSATIONAL WIN OF THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3584 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, Cobb-Hunter, Ott, Hosey, Clyburn, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF WILLIE JOHNSON OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS LARGE AND LOVING FAMILY AND HIS MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3568 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE FAITHFUL COMMITMENT OF THE FIREFIGHTERS OF THE BUFFALO-MT. PISGAH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AND TO CELEBRATE WITH THEM A HALF CENTURY OF THE DEPARTMENT'S DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITIES OF BUFFALO AND MT. PISGAH.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3569 (Word version) -- Reps. Alexander, Kirby and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF 7 MILE ROAD IN FLORENCE COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 51 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH OLD RIVER ROAD "CORPORAL THOMAS WILLIAM SPEARS MEMORIAL ROAD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3574 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, Bales, Ballentine, Bernstein, Douglas, Finlay, Hart, Howard, McEachern, Neal, Rutherford, Thigpen, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE TRADITION OF HARBISON INSTITUTE AND HARBISON JUNIOR COLLEGE IN PROVIDING OPEN-DOOR ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION FOR DIVERSE STUDENTS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017, AS "HARBISON HISTORY DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3575 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE VITAL ROLE OF FIRST RESPONDERS THROUGHOUT OUR STATE AND TO PROCLAIM THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST RESPONDER PRAYER AND APPRECIATION DAY" AND THE FIRST WEEK IN AUGUST 2017 AS "SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST RESPONDER PRAYER AND APPRECIATION WEEK" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, BRINGING AWARENESS, PRAYER, AND APPRECIATION FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN AND THEIR

FAMILIES WHO STAND IN THE GAP EVERY DAY PROVIDING CIVILITY AND SAFETY TO OUR COMMUNITIES.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3576 (Word version) -- Reps. Atkinson, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND DR. FREDIS CLEON ("FRED") FORE OF MARION COUNTY FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AND MILITARY SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THIS GREAT COUNTRY.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The Senate sent to the House the following:

S. 286 (Word version) -- Senator Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND DR. FREDIS CLEON ("FRED") FORE OF MARION COUNTY FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AND MILITARY SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THIS GREAT COUNTRY.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered returned to the Senate with concurrence.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The Senate sent to the House the following:

S. 287 (Word version) -- Senator Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES OF BARRINGER'S JEWELERS, INC., IN MARION COUNTY FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM AS THEY CELEBRATE THE SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF PROVIDING PERSONALIZED CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE SALE OF QUALITY JEWELRY.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered returned to the Senate with concurrence.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The Senate sent to the House the following:

S. 304 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Climer, Corbin, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Malloy, Martin, Massey, J. Matthews, M. B. Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Nicholson, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, Rice, Sabb, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Talley, Timmons, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE ELIZABETH "BETH" DINNDORF ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT, TO COMMEND HER FOR HER YEARS OF OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE AS PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE, AND TO WISH HER MUCH HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT IN THE YEARS TO COME.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered returned to the Senate with concurrence.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

H. 3570 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, Erickson and W. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-1-190 SO AS TO ALLOW A COUNTY TO ESTABLISH A WINDSTORM PROTECTION AND HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE PROGRAM TO ASSIST A HOMEOWNER WITH THE FINANCIAL COSTS OF QUALIFIED WIND RESISTANCE IMPROVEMENTS, TO ESTABLISH OPTIONS FOR FINANCING, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS THAT MUST BE MADE, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN NOTICE, TO PROVIDE THAT A LIEN FILED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN AD VALOREM TAX, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS TO AN INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES; AND TO ALLOW A LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO IMPOSE CERTAIN FEES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3571 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, McKnight, Ott, Bernstein, McCoy, Ballentine and Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1375 SO AS TO REQUIRE INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEES TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DISCLOSURES AND DISCLAIMERS REGARDING THE INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE'S ELECTION COMMUNICATIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN PRACTICES, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERMS "INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE" AND "ELECTION COMMUNICATION".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3577 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-21-870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROVISIONS THAT REGULATE THE OPERATION OF VARIOUS TYPES OF WATERCRAFT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A WATERCRAFT AND ANOTHER OBJECT IN WHICH A WATERCRAFT MAY BE OPERATED IN EXCESS OF IDLE SPEED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN WATERCRAFT MAY NOT BE OPERATED UPON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY IN EXCESS OF IDLE SPEED WITHIN FIFTY FEET OF CERTAIN OBJECTS.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3578 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-17-20, 2-17-25, 2-17-30, 2-17-35, AND 2-17-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND REPORTING OF LOBBYISTS AND LOBBYISTS' PRINCIPALS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FILING FEE FROM ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS; TO REVISE THE MANDATORY REPORTING PERIODS AND REPORTING DEADLINES; AND TO MAKE CERTAIN TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3579 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1145 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE TO SEND CERTAIN ELECTRONIC NOTICES OF OBLIGATION TO REPORT; BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1337 SO AS TO CLARIFY WHO MAY NOT SOLICIT CONTRIBUTIONS, NOR PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT ADVANTAGES OR DISADVANTAGES BASED UPON CONTRIBUTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1530 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN FINED FOR A VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, AND WHO HAS FAILED TO PAY THE AMOUNT OF THE FINE MAY NOT BE A CANDIDATE FOR AN ELECTED OR APPOINTED POSITION WITHIN A STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-360, RELATING TO STATEMENTS AND REPORTS FILED WITH THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO MAKE ELECTRONIC FILINGS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-780, RELATING TO REMEDIES FOR BREACHES OF ETHICAL STANDARDS BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS, MEMBERS, OR EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE A REFERENCE TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION'S REGULATION-MAKING AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO FILE STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL SALARIED MEMBERS OF A BOARD, COMMISSION, OR AGENCY MUST FILE A STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS AND TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT DIRECTORS OF A DIVISION, INSTITUTION, OR FACILITY MUST FILE A STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS OF THE STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO REVISE THE FORM AND REQUIRED CONTENTS OF STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1170, RELATING TO TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS OF DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE CONFIDENTIALITY OF TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1364, RELATING TO THE SENDING OF NOTICE OF OBLIGATION TO REPORT AND FORMS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF OBLIGATION TO FILE A REPORT WITH THE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 8-13-1160, 8-13-1180, 8-13-1310, 8-13-1350, 8-13-1358, 8-13-1362, AND 8-13-1366 ALL RELATING TO RIGHTS, DUTIES, OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES, PROHIBITED ACTS, OR PENALTIES ESTABLISHED OR IMPOSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 11 OR ARTICLE 13, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3580 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer, Herbkersman, Erickson, Jefferson, Williams, Govan, Felder, Henegan, Yow, Long, Hosey, Anthony, Bales, Spires, Willis, Allison, Arrington, Cogswell, Weeks, Norman, Chumley, Martin, Burns, Clary, Loftis, Johnson, Bedingfield, McCravy, Collins, Bennett, Blackwell, Clemmons, Crawford, Hamilton, Henderson, Hiott, Hixon, Lowe, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, B. Newton, W. Newton, Pitts, Pope, S. Rivers, Sandifer, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Toole and Whitmire: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY SIGN AN APPLICATION OF AN UNEMANCIPATED MINOR FOR A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, INSTRUCTION PERMIT, OR DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL PERSONS WHO MAY SIGN THE APPLICATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PERSON MUST SIGN THE APPLICATION IN THE PRESENCE OF AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3581 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer, Taylor, Williams, Jefferson, Felder, Henegan, Anthony, Lucas, Bales, Erickson, W. Newton, Allison, Arrington, Crawford, Henderson, Howard, Whitmire and Willis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2774 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE REGISTERED OWNER OF A VEHICLE THAT UNLAWFULLY OVERTAKES A SCHOOL BUS MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY IF THE IDENTITY OF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR CANNOT BE DETERMINED OR THE VEHICLE'S REGISTERED OWNER CAN BE DETERMINED, TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE TO ADJUDICATE A VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FINES AND FEES THAT ARE COLLECTED.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3582 (Word version) -- Reps. Anderson and Hewitt: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-270, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SO AS TO RENAME FOUR PRECINCTS, AND REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.
On motion of Rep. ANDERSON, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 3583 (Word version) -- Rep. Norrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, SO AS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD MAY ELECT TO DEFER ENROLLMENT IN AN ELIGIBLE FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION FOR TWO ACADEMIC YEARS AFTER GRADUATION, WITHOUT DECLINING THE AWARD; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT, REGARDLESS OF ITS EFFECTIVE DATE, MUST BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE IN THE SPRING OF 2017.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

ROLL CALL

The roll call of the House of Representatives was taken resulting as follows:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
Neal                   B. Newton              W. Newton
Norman                 Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total Present--118

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

Rep. DANING signed a statement with the Clerk that he came in after the roll call of the House and was present for the Session on Tuesday, January 24.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. THIGPEN a leave of absence for the day due to a prior commitment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. STRINGER a leave of absence for the day.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. M. RIVERS a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Gary R. Culbertson of Sumter was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED AND REMOVED

In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:

"5.2   Every bill before presentation shall have its title endorsed; every report, its title at length; every petition, memorial, or other paper, its prayer or substance; and, in every instance, the name of the member presenting any paper shall be endorsed and the papers shall be presented by the member to the Speaker at the desk. A member may add his name to a bill or resolution or a co-sponsor of a bill or resolution may remove his name at any time prior to the bill or resolution receiving passage on second reading. The member or co-sponsor shall notify the Clerk of the House in writing of his desire to have his name added or removed from the bill or resolution. The Clerk of the House shall print the member's or co-sponsor's written notification in the House Journal. The removal or addition of a name does not apply to a bill or resolution sponsored by a committee."

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3035 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   SIMRILL, BALES, BRADLEY, G. M. SMITH, WEEKS, W. NEWTON, HERBKERSMAN, JEFFERSON, MITCHELL, MCKNIGHT, MURPHY, JOHNSON, YOW, FRY, MCCOY, STAVRINAKIS, LOFTIS, CHUMLEY, ARRINGTON, BENNETT, ALEXANDER, ANDERSON, GAGNON, KIRBY, CLYBURN, S. RIVERS, DAVIS, CROSBY, COGSWELL, SOTTILE, SPIRES, ATWATER, BROWN, GILLIARD, MACK, WHIPPER, MARTIN, B. NEWTON, FELDER, POPE, TAYLOR, HIXON, ELLIOTT, V. S. MOSS, G. R. SMITH, HAMILTON, DILLARD, ROBINSON-SIMPSON, FORRESTER, ALLISON, HOSEY, HAYES, ATKINSON, DOUGLAS, RIDGEWAY, NORRELL, NORMAN, FUNDERBURK, NEAL, J. E. SMITH, ERICKSON, BERNSTEIN, CRAWFORD, HENEGAN, WEST and KNIGHT

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3122 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   MARTIN

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3221 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   TAYLOR and KNIGHT

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3237 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   KNIGHT

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3289 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   KNIGHT

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3317 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   TAYLOR

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3240 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   MARTIN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3336 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   FUNDERBURK

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3337 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   FUNDERBURK

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3427 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   COGSWELL, DANING, CROSBY and KNIGHT

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3442 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   ELLIOTT, HENDERSON, HIXON and KNIGHT

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3465 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   HIXON, ELLIOTT and HENDERSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3516 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   HENDERSON and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3529 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   HENDERSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3517 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   HEWITT, FORREST, HIXON and DUCKWORTH

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3530 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   MARTIN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3531 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   FORREST

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3548 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   ELLIOTT and HENDERSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3559 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/25/17   PUTNAM and GAGNON

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 3315 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
01/25/17   COGSWELL

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 3316 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
01/25/17   COGSWELL

SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:

H. 3537 (Word version) -- Reps. Murphy and Mack: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-35, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE ELECTED, SO AS TO REVISE DISTRICT 98 AND DISTRICT 109, TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE LINCOLN PRECINCT IN DORCHESTER COUNTY IS REFLECTED IN BOTH DISTRICTS.

H. 3331--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following House Resolution was taken up:

H. 3331 (Word version) -- Reps. Hill and Magnuson: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 6.3 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE ORDER OF BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO ADD THE OFFICIAL PLEDGE TO THE FLAG OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO THE DAILY ORDER OF BUSINESS.

Rep. NEAL moved to adjourn debate on the House Resolution until Tuesday, January 31.

Rep. HILL moved to table the motion.

Rep. SANDIFER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 42; Nays 58

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Atwater                Ballentine
Bedingfield            Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Cogswell               Cole
Delleney               Elliott                Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Gagnon
Hamilton               Henderson              Hill
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Magnuson               Martin                 McCravy
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
Norman                 Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 S. Rivers              Simrill
Spires                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Willis

Total--42

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Bernstein
Blackwell              Bradley                Brown
Clary                  Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Collins                Crosby                 Davis
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Fry                    Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Hewitt                 Hixon
Howard                 Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Lucas                  Mack
McCoy                  McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               Murphy                 Neal
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Ridgeway               Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Weeks                  Wheeler
Whipper                Whitmire               Williams
Yow

Total--58

So, the House refused to table the motion.

The question then recurred to the motion to adjourn debate on the House Resolution until Tuesday, January 31, which was agreed to.

H. 3494--ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was taken up:

H. 3494 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 5.12 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE LIMITS ON CONSIDERATION OF STATEWIDE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND THE EXCEPTIONS TO THESE LIMITATIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE RULE TO PROVIDE THE LIMIT ON THE CONSIDERATION OF A BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE RECEIVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPLIES TO BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 10, AND PROVIDE THAT ANY BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION FAILING TO RECEIVE THE REQUIRED TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THOSE MEMBERS PRESENT AND VOTING TO WAIVE THE RULE SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEE.

Rep. CLEMMONS explained the Resolution.

Rep. CLEMMONS demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Norman                 Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Putnam                 Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Tallon
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Resolution was adopted.

RECORD FOR VOTING

H. 3494 (Word version) was passed unanimously by the House while I was out of the Chamber on a constituent issue. Had I been available to vote, I would have voted in the affirmative as well.
Rep. Shannon Erickson

H. 3497--ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was taken up:

H. 3497 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 4.16 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE REGARDING DETERMINING COMPLIANCE WITH DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS, TO REVISE COMPLAINT PROCEDURES AND TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILED PROCEDURES RELATING TO COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS, TO ALLOW THE COMMITTEE TO LEVY AN ENFORCEMENT OR ADMINISTRATIVE FEE TO REIMBURSE THE COMMITTEE FOR ASSOCIATED COSTS OF AN INVESTIGATION AND HEARING OF A VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES AFTER A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE REGARDING WHEN CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BECOME PUBLIC RECORD.

Rep. PITTS explained the Resolution.

Rep. PITTS demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 111; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Blackwell
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norman                 Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--111

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Resolution was adopted.

H. 3499--ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was taken up:

H. 3499 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 5.3B. OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS BILLS AND GERMANENESS AND AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THESE BILLS, SO AS TO REDUCE FROM FIVE MILLION TO ONE MILLION DOLLARS THOSE AMENDMENTS REQUIRING CORRESPONDING APPROPRIATION REDUCTIONS OR REVENUE INCREASES, AND TO ADD A REQUIREMENT THAT THE SPEAKER MUST CONSULT WITH THE OFFICE OF REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS AND CONFIRM THE EXISTENCE OF SUFFICIENT UNSPENT REVENUE OR BALANCE BEFORE THE HOUSE MAY CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT WHICH IDENTIFIES UNSPENT PROJECTED REVENUE OR BALANCE AS THE FUNDING SOURCE.

Rep. CLEMMONS explained the Resolution.
Rep. WHITE spoke in favor of the Resolution.
Rep. RUTHERFORD spoke against the Resolution.

Rep. CLEMMONS demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 87; Nays 24

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Bales                  Ballentine             Bedingfield
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              Jordan
Kirby                  Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 Neal
B. Newton              W. Newton              Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
West                   White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--87

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atkinson               Bannister              Bernstein
Bowers                 Brown                  Dillard
Douglas                Funderburk             Gilliard
Hart                   Henegan                King
McKnight               Norman                 Norrell
Ott                    Quinn                  Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             J. E. Smith            Tallon
Taylor                 Wheeler                Whipper

Total--24

The Resolution was adopted.

H. 3500-DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following House Resolution was taken up:

H. 3500 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 5.13 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT EACH BILL EFFECTING THE EXPENDITURES OF MONEY BY THE STATE MUST HAVE ATTACHED TO IT IN WRITING SUCH COMMENT OF THE APPROPRIATE STATE OFFICE REGARDING THE BILL'S IMPACT ON THE FINANCES OF THE STATE, SO AS TO REVISE THE RULE TO PROVIDE THAT EACH BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION EFFECTING THE EXPENDITURE OF MONEY BY THE STATE, BEFORE BEING DELIVERED TO THE HOUSE DESK FOR PLACEMENT ON THE CALENDAR, SHALL HAVE ATTACHED TO IT IN WRITING A FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OR OTHER APPROPRIATE STATE OFFICE.

Rep. CLEMMONS explained the Resolution.

Rep. CLEMMONS moved to adjourn debate on the Resolution until Tuesday, January 31, which was agreed to.

H. 3501--ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was taken up:

H. 3501 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 5.14 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMITTEES ON CONFERENCE OR FREE CONFERENCE, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A REPORT OF A COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE OR FREE CONFERENCE CONCERNING THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILLS, SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS BILLS, OR LEGISLATION APPROPRIATING THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND BE PRINTED IN THE HOUSE JOURNAL.

Rep. WHITE explained the Resolution.
Rep. HILL spoke against the Resolution.

Rep. CLEMMONS demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 77; Nays 34

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 Kirby
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Neal                   B. Newton              W. Newton
Pitts                  Pope                   Quinn
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--77

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson               Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Brown                  Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                Douglas                Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Hart
Henegan                Hill                   Howard
King                   Knight                 Mack
Magnuson               McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               Norman                 Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Ridgeway
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             J. E. Smith
Weeks                  Wheeler                Whipper
Williams

Total--34

The Resolution was adopted.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. DELLENEY moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3427 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Loftis, Allison, Stringer, Erickson, Simrill, G. R. Smith, McKnight, Robinson-Simpson, Martin, West, Long, Burns, Atwater, McCoy, Hardee, Hewitt, Fry, Jordan, Murphy, Spires, G. M. Smith, McCravy, Clemmons, McEachern, Taylor, Arrington, Johnson, Huggins, Hamilton, Elliott, Funderburk, Bales, Bannister, Blackwell, Bradley, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Crawford, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Forrest, Forrester, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Lowe, D. C. Moss, B. Newton, W. Newton, Pope, Quinn, Ridgeway, S. Rivers, Ryhal, Sandifer, Tallon, Thayer, Whitmire, Hixon, Anderson, Anthony, Gagnon, Parks, Pitts, Ott, King, Henegan, Willis, Yow, Williams, Jefferson, Duckworth, White, Finlay, Bernstein, J. E. Smith, Bedingfield, Felder, Bennett, Davis, Mitchell, Rutherford, Neal, Stavrinakis, Govan, Putnam, Collins, Brown, Weeks, Hosey, Bowers, V. S. Moss, Howard, Kirby, Sottile, Whipper, Norrell, Ballentine, Toole, Thigpen, Cogswell, Daning, Crosby and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE" BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PURPOSE OF THE SECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT, BEGINNING WITH THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR, PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLS SHALL OFFER CERTAIN COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSEWORK, TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT AND ENSURE IMPLEMENTATION OF GRADE-APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE, TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA AND PROCESSES FOR DESIGNATING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3585 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, Clyburn, Hixon and Blackwell: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE AIKEN STANDARD NEWSPAPER AND TO CONGRATULATE THE OWNERS, PUBLISHERS, REPORTERS, AND STAFF AS THEY CONTINUE THE NOTEWORTHY LEGACY OF A CENTURY AND A HALF OF NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING IN THE AIKEN COMMUNITY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3586 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder, Pope, B. Newton, Simrill, Delleney, King, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss and Norman: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND DON MURFIN OF YORK COUNTY FOR HIS WORK AS FOUNDER AND OPERATOR OF THE COMMUNITY CAFES IN FORT MILL AND LAKE WYLIE AND FOR WINNING AARP SOUTH CAROLINA'S COVETED ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3589 (Word version) -- Reps. Gagnon, West and White: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE DIXIE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR WINNING THE 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Dixie High School boys cross country team, coaches, and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for winning the 2016 South Carolina Class A State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3588 (Word version) -- Reps. Gagnon, West, White, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, Wheeler, Whipper, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE DIXIE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills and Joint Resolution were introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

H. 3587 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "SEIZURE SAFETY IN SCHOOLS STUDY COMMITTEE" TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELATED TO EPILEPSY AND SEIZURE SAFETY AWARENESS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S TERMINATION.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3590 (Word version) -- Reps. Atwater and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-29-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TOPICS OF STUDY ON VETERANS DAY AND ATTENDANCE AT VETERANS DAY ACTIVITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THIS STATE REQUIRE AT LEAST ONE HOUR OF INSTRUCTION ON NOVEMBER ELEVENTH ON THE HISTORY AND MEANING OF VETERANS DAY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3591 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, J. E. Smith, Allison, Erickson, G. R. Smith and Felder: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-32, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BENCHMARKS AND OBJECTIVES REQUIRED AS PART OF THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS COMPREHENSIVE LONG-RANGE INITIATIVE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BENCHMARKS AND OBJECTIVES MUST BE APPROVED BY THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND POSTED ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-33, RELATING TO THE FIRST STEPS SCHOOL READINESS ASSESSMENT, SO AS TO IMPOSE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING AND USE OF THE RESULTS OF THE ASSESSMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FIRST STEP PARTNERSHIP BOARDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS ANNUALLY SHALL PUBLISH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANS OF THESE BOARDS ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE, TO LIMIT THE PERIOD OF TIME IN WHICH LOCAL OFFICES MAY INCREASE THEIR ESTABLISHED OVERHEAD COST RATES, AND TO PROVIDE LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS THAT ARE NOT PART OF MULTICOUNTY PARTNERSHIPS AND EXCEED THEIR OVERHEAD COST RATES ARE INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1710, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD ANNUALLY TO PROVIDE ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS REQUIRED OF STATE AGENCIES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS STUDY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS IF THE OFFICE IS NOT REVIEWED BY THE HOUSE AND SENATE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES WITHIN A PROSCRIBED TIME PERIOD; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1740, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO SUBMIT JUSTIFICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE SALARY OF ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 63-11-1735 RELATING TO THE BABYNET INTERAGENCY EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3592 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Chumley, Long, Bedingfield, Hamilton, Loftis and Hill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-610, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENTRY ON ANOTHER'S LANDS WITHOUT PERMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS WHO ENTER WITH NOTICE ONTO LAND WITHOUT PERMISSION ARE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR, TO REQUIRE PERSONS WITH WRITTEN CONSENT TO HUNT, FISH, OR TRAP ON LANDS THAT HAVE NOTICE POSTED PROHIBITING ENTRY MUST CARRY A COPY OF THE CLUB MEMBERSHIP WHILE ON THE LAND, AND TO DEFINE THE WORD "NOTICE".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3593 (Word version) -- Rep. Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF PYROTECHNIC SAFETY, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS MAKING THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL AN OFFICIAL CONSULTANT TO THE BOARD AUTHORIZED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS, AND TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL TO THE BOARD IS BASED ON THE REQUEST OF THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE A NECESSARY DEFINITION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-35, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS FROM PARTIES REQUIRED TO RECEIVE LICENSURE BY THE BOARD, SO AS TO INCLUDE INSPECTORS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-50, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROVIDED TO THE BOARD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL APPOINT TWO INSPECTORS TO WORK SOLELY FOR THE BOARD TO INSPECT LICENSEES FOR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, TO PROVIDE THE APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE THE APPOINTEES SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD WITH RENEWABLE TERM APPOINTMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-70, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD HAS SOLE AUTHORITY TO DISCIPLINE LICENSEES AND TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS RELATING TO PYROTECHNICS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-80, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF FIRE CHIEFS AND THEIR INSPECTORS, SHERIFFS, POLICE CHIEFS AND THEIR OFFICERS, AND AGENTS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION TO PERFORM CERTAIN INSPECTIONS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THIS AUTHORITY AND PLACE IT WITH INSPECTORS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-115, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF ITS JURISDICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-200, RELATING TO REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD HAS SOLE AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE SUCH REGULATIONS, TO PROVIDE LIMITED EFFECTS ON FIRE CODES AND REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, TO PROVIDE FIREWORKS BUSINESSES CONDUCTING BUSINESS ON JANUARY 1, 2018, ARE NOT REQUIRED TO INSTALL SPRINKLERS IN THEIR FACILITIES.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3594 (Word version) -- Reps. Alexander, Anderson, Atwater, Williams, Kirby, Daning, McKnight, Weeks, Neal, Clyburn, Atkinson, Ballentine, Cobb-Hunter, Hayes, Pitts, Rutherford and G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-3180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO A RESIDENCE DAMAGED BY THE CATASTROPHIC WEATHER EVENT IN OCTOBER 2015 ARE NOT CONSIDERED AN IMPROVEMENT FOR PROPERTY TAX PURPOSES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3595 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer, Hardee, Ryhal, Hewitt, Clary, Hiott, V. S. Moss and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-1537 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE APPROACHING A VEHICLE COLLECTING SOLID WASTE OR RECOVERED MATERIALS, AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 56-5-2510, MUST PROCEED WITH CAUTION AND, IF POSSIBLE, YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY BY MAKING A LANE CHANGE INTO A LANE THAT IS NOT ADJACENT TO THE VEHICLE COLLECTING SOLID WASTE OR RECOVERED MATERIALS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

Rep. BENNETT moved that the House do now adjourn, which was agreed to.

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 3545 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Ballentine, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JEFF ALLEN, IRMO FIRE MARSHAL, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER TWENTY-TWO YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

H. 3556 (Word version) -- Reps. West, Gagnon, Hill, Putnam, White, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, Wheeler, Whipper, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE BELTON-HONEA PATH HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR CAPTURING THE 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

H. 3456 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry, Henegan, Yow, Crawford, Hewitt, Felder, Hardee, Erickson, Jordan, Jefferson, M. Rivers, Huggins, Ott, Douglas, Bennett, Davis, Lowe and Thayer: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE JANUARY 2017 AS "HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF, AND OPPOSITION TO, HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ALL OF ITS FORMS.

ADJOURNMENT

At 3:44 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. DANING, adjourned in memory of Michael Jason Dunn, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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